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Gary McDaniel

July 4, 1950 — December 8, 2023

Gary Neal McDaniel passed away surrounded by family on December 8, 2023, at the age of 73. He was born in Houston, Texas on July 4, 1950 to Gilbert Hugh McDaniel and Emma Ruth Sears. Gary was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He married Gay Lynn Wolff on August 8, 1970 and they began their life together in Houston, Texas.

Following in his father's footsteps, Gary worked for Houston Light & Power for over 30 years as an electrician. Additionally, at the age of 21, Gary and Gay Lynn started their own business, McDaniel Air Conditioning. He developed personal relationships with his customers and called many of them his close friends.

Gary is preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Gay Lynn, his loving parents, his Uncle John McDaniel, his two brothers Larry McDaniel and Roy McDaniel and his nephew Kevin McDaniel.

He is survived by his two sons Gary and Michelle McDaniel, and Bryan and Heather McDaniel; and his cherished grandchildren, Lauren McDaniel, Jack McDaniel, Chris McDaniel, Sophia McDaniel and Sidney McDaniel. He also leaves behind his two beloved sisters, Donna Jean Rutland and Wally Rutland, and Debra Ann Campbell and Glenn Campbell as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Gary loved to stay busy whether it was running his air conditioning business, taking care of his yard, or going to the family farm in Round Top, Texas. He could often be found on his classic 1985 blue Ford tractor at the farm. His commitment to hard work will be his legacy to live on through his family. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 14423 West Road, Houston, TX 77041. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Florida Chapel Cemetery, 105 Florida Chapel Rd., Round Top, TX 78954. Lunch to follow at Round Top Rifle Association Hall, 710 FM1457 Round Top, TX 78954.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Epiphany Lutheran Church,, or Parkinson's Foundation,

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, please visit

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Epiphany Lutheran Church

14423 West Rd, Houston, TX 77041

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

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